Monday, August 10, 2009

This Site + This Beer = Black Hole

A black hole exists in Albuquerque: a website that, when not updated frequently, sucks all the life and light out of anything in its reach. Yeah, I know the site isn't that important, but for those of you who faithfully check for new posts, I'd like to think that not finding anything new still, at the very least, sucks. So thanks for hanging in there!

The Black Hole we are focusing on today is actually a beer from Mikkeller, a Denmark brewing company that has caught the American craft beer fever in recent years and makes some killer beers, including the Stateside IPA and a series of single-hop IPAs, of which Cascade, Warrior, and Nelson Sauvin can be found in Albuquerque. While Mikkeller is a Danish company, Black Hole was actually brewed at the famed De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium, and is not a beer I would suggest drinking while our temps are still in the mid 90's. This beer, as the name suggests, is in the Russian Imperial Stout style, which means this is what Russians pound after the vodka has been exhausted. A beer that packs almost the strength of a liquor, at 13.1%! This stout was also brewed with a large amount of coffee, along with vanilla and honey. This beer might be perfect for that Fall camping trip, sipped around a campfire high up in the mountains while the chill of the oncoming Winter bites at you. But I'm in no place to make that suggestion. I really don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to camping. I've never slept in a tent in my life, and though I resolved to do a camping trip this year, I have yet to follow through on it. I've been too comfortable watching TV and drinking out of my keg to brave the New Mexico wilderness. But if I do make good on my resolution, I will drink this beer around the campfire, and not wuss out halfway through the evening and go get a room at Motel 6. At $9.49 for a 12.7 oz. bottle, I can't afford a hotel anyway.


josh said...

And where could we acquire this manna from heaven?

ABQbeergeek said...

Oh yeah, that would help, huh? I found mine at the Quarters on the Westside, and Jubilation also has some.